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  • Little boy born without a brain can now speak, count, and attend schoo

    02/19/2017 3:51:13 PM PST · by NYer · 53 replies
    Aletelia ^ | February 19, 2017 | Zoe Romanowsky
    When Noah Wall was born, the doctors said he probably wouldn’t survive and if he did, he would be severely physically and developmentally disabled. Born with only 2 percent of his brain to a family in Cumbria, England, Noah had no hope — at least according to the doctors.In utero, Noah had developed a rare complication of spina bifida where his skull filled with fluid, crushing his brain down into a “thin sliver of tissue,” according to the UK’s Mirror. His parents — Shelly and Rob — were advised to abort him on five occasions. They refused. After Noah’s birth, an open wound...
  • Female headteacher is forced to work from home following death threats from Muslim parents...

    02/19/2017 12:43:00 PM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/19/17 | Charlie Moore
    A primary school headteacher has been forced to work from home by death threats from Muslim parents who hate her western values. Trish O'Donnell, head of Clarksfield Primary School in Oldham, has endured 'harassment and intimidation' in the form of 'aggressive verbal abuse' and 'threats to blow up her car' from parents pushing conservative Muslim ideals. It is feared they are making a 'Trojan Horse' attempt to Islamicise the school.
  • UK imam: Allah has given us this country and every knee will bow at the name of Allah

    02/18/2017 6:26:27 AM PST · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 2/17/17 | Robert Spencer
    This is hearsay, but what the imam reportedly said is in line with the Quranic imperative to fight against unbelievers until religion is all for Allah (8:39).Islam is taking over Farage stunned as caller tells him fears for Britain, by Darren Hunt, Express, February 15, 2017: NIGEL Farage was left stunned after being told Islam is rapidly taking over Britain.A caller phoned Nigel Farage on his LBC show as the host debated whether Europeans would support an immigration ban on citizens from majority-Muslim countries.Similar to Donald Trumps controversial ban on people from majority-Muslim countries, Farage claimed Europe is in favour...
  • Boris Johnson attacks Tony Blair's 'bare-faced effrontery' ... [Rise up and turn off the TV!]

    02/17/2017 7:48:40 AM PST · by markomalley · 2 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/17/17 | Steven Swinford
    Boris Johnson has attacked Tony Blair for showing "contempt" to British voters after the former Prime Minister warned the UK is heading for "Brexit at any cost". In a keynote speech, Mr Blair urged Remain voters to "rise up" against the Government's drive for Brexit, which will cause "real damage" to Britain and the embitterment of future generations. Speaking at the headquarters of the Bloomberg financial news agency in London where David Cameron first set out his plan for an in/out vote on Britain's EU membership, he issued a rallying cry against the referendum vote which was "based on imperfect...
  • Top Gunski! Moscow releases video of its latest fighter jet boasting it can destroy the best..

    02/16/2017 8:57:42 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 21 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 02/16/2017 | By Darren Boyle for MailOnline
    The Russian Ministry of Defence has released a video of its latest fighter jet in an effort to drive foreign export sales. The Kremlin wants foreign governments to buy its latest Sukhoi-35s jet instead of a western aircraft. As part of the sales drive, the Russian Air Force released footage of a test pilot taking its Sukhoi Su-35s for a spin.
  • Tony Blair to tell Brexit critics: It's 'time to rise up'

    02/16/2017 5:47:00 PM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Sky News ^ | 2/16/17 | Jon Craig
    Tony Blair is set to provoke a furious political row by calling on opponents of Brexit to "rise up" and persuade voters to change their mind about leaving the EU. In a rallying cry to pro-EU MPs and peers, the former Prime Minister will accuse Theresa May of pursuing Brexit "at any cost" and warn it could lead to Scottish independence. Mr Blair, who wants a second referendum and has pledged to campaign to keep the UK in the EU, will deliver his latest attack on Brexit in a powerful speech to Remain supporters. His speech will also been seen...
  • Ilford father Faisal Bashir who claims he was forced to move house after renouncing Islam...

    02/16/2017 5:41:04 PM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Guardian ^ | 2/16/17 | Lara Keay
    A MAN who claims he was forced to move house after renouncing his faith wants authorities to crack down on hate crime Fasial Bashir, of Mayville Road, Ilford decided to stop practicing Islam in the summer of 2014 over claims the religion was too hateful and sending out the wrong message. But when the 43-year-old stopped going to mosques in Ilford he claims he started getting harassment on a weekly basis. The father-of-two said: I heard religious people say things I couldnt put up with any longer it was all too hateful. These people knew I had become an...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Man, 36, is arrested on suspicion of preparing terrorist attacks as [tr]

    02/16/2017 1:15:56 PM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 16, 2017 | Luke Barnes
    A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts, police said. Counter-terrorism detectives swooped as he arrived at London's Heathrow Airport on Thursday, Scotland Yard said.
  • Farage Expects Another Big Shock, Warns EP on More Europe: Elites vs. Underdogs French Style

    02/15/2017 8:47:31 PM PST · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    Mish Talk ^ | 14 February 2017 | Mike Mish Shedlock
    The always entertaining Nigel Farage was on fire again today in European Parliament. I feel like I am attending a meeting of a religious sect here this morning. Its as if the global revolution of 2016, Brexit, Trump, the Italian rejection of the referendum, has completely bypassed you. You cant face up to the fact that this bandwagon is going to roll across Europe in these elections in 2017. A lot of citizens now recognize this form of centralized government simply doesnt work. At the heart of it is a fundamental point: Mr. [name not recognized] this morning said,...
  • Unearthed Essay on Alien Life Reveals Churchill the Scientist

    02/15/2017 6:33:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 16 Feb 2017
    A newly unearthed essay by Winston Churchill shows Britain's wartime leader was uncannily prescient about the possibility of alien life on planets orbiting stars other than the Sun. The 11-page article was drafted on the eve of World War Two in 1939 and updated in the 1950s, decades before astronomers discovered the first extrasolar planets in the 1990s. Yet Churchill pinpointed issues dominating today's debate about extraterrestrial life, proving that the former prime minister "reasoned like a scientist", according to an analysis of his work published in the journal Nature on Wednesday.
  • 'Choose Freedom': EU passport campaign launched across Europe [Brexit FUD]

    02/15/2017 1:19:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.es ^ | 14 February 2017 16:38 CET+01:00
    Imagine a post-Brexit scenario whereby Brits will be issued with EU passports to secure the right to freedom of movement across the 27 member states of the European Union. That is exactly what the European Commission will be asked to consider if a citizens initiative can garner one million signatures from across Europe. The Choose Freedom EU passport campaign was launched this week with the support of Brits living across Europe. Sue Wilson, the chair of Bremain in Spain which campaigns for the UK to remain in the European Union and to protect the rights of British migrants living and...
  • My life sucks since winning the lottery

    02/15/2017 10:02:41 AM PST · by TBP · 49 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 14, 2017 | Natalie O'Neill
    Poor little rich girl. The youngest person ever to win the lottery in Britain wants to sue the jackpot honchos who made her wealthy because the dough ruined her life, according to a report. Jane Park, 21 who won $1.25 million playing Euromillions at age 17 says she was too young to cope with the sudden flood of wealth, according to the UK Mirror. At times it feels like winning the lottery has ruined my life. I thought it would make it 10 times better but its made it 10 times worse, she moaned to the paper. I...
  • European Commission boosts UK growth forecasts

    02/13/2017 7:20:17 AM PST · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    Westmonster ^ | February 13, 2017 | by Westmonster
    The European Commission has admitted that the UK economy has maintained momentum since Junes historic vote for national independence, despite Europhile scaremongering that a vote for Brexit would cause a recession. In their latest forecasts for European growth, the commission boosted their pessimistic 1% forecast for the UKs growth in 2017 by 50%, predicting that the UK economy will expand by 1.5% this year. The news comes as the pound strengthens against the dollar and continues to strengthen against the Euro for the sixth consecutive trading session.
  • UKIP now more popular with working class voters than Labour

    02/13/2017 7:15:05 AM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Westmonster ^ | February 13, 2017 | by Westmonster
    A landmark YouGov poll has UKIP overtaking Labour amongst working class voters for what we believe is the first time in a national General Election poll. 23% of working class voters are now supporting UKIP, with only 20% backing Jeremy Corbyns Labour.
  • Get Ready, Russia: Britain Is Sending Warships to the Black Sea

    02/12/2017 8:52:46 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 40 replies
    The National Interest ^ | February 11, 2017 | Michael Peck
    Is Britain girding for a fight in Russias backyard? For the first time since the Cold War, Britain is sending a warship to the Black Sea on a military mission. This time, the goal is to send a message to Russia: dont invade Ukraine. The question is whether Russia willor even shouldbother to take the warning seriously. *snip* Britains Defense Secretary Michael Fallon told the Daily Mail that the UK is sending a clear message that we are committed to defending democracy across the world and support Ukraines sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.
  • Terrifying arsenal of weapons among dozens seized in Met's gun amnesty

    02/12/2017 5:12:42 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 100 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 2/10/2017 | DANIEL OMAHONY
    This arsenal of firearms is among the dozens of weapons that have been taken off Londons streets during the Mets latest gun amnesty. Since Monday 45 weapons have been surrendered across the capital as part of the Give Up Your Gun campaign, including shotguns, revolvers, rifles and handguns, Scotland Yard said. Detectives from the Mets gang unit today urged anyone still in possession of an illegal firearm to hand it in before the amnesty ends on Sunday night.
  • Retired bishops say Church of England ignores gay Christians

    02/12/2017 8:32:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 12, 2017 7:45 AM EST
    Fourteen retired Anglican bishops are criticizing the Church of Englands attitude to homosexuality, saying the church is not listening to the voices of gay Christians. They are responding to a report from the churchs House of Bishops, which calls for a fresh tone and culture of welcome and support for gays and lesbians, but says the church should not lift its opposition to same-sex marriage. In an open letter , the ex-bishops say that while the pain of LGBT people is spoken about in your report, we do not hear its authentic voice.
  • Apple boss hails Brexit Britain - Tech industry here to stay in the UK.

    02/12/2017 4:53:50 AM PST · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    Westmonster ^ | February 10, 2017 | by Westmonster
    The CEO of Apple Tim Cook met with Theresa May yesterday to discuss the future of the technology sector in the UK and reaffirm Apples commitment to Brexit Britain. Were a big believer in the UK we think youll be just fine. Yes, there will be bumps in the road along the way but the UKs going to be fine. He confirmed plans to expand UK operations in Battersea, vowing to move 1,600 employees to south London in the next five years and stressing the fact that were leaving significant space there to expand.
  • Mega Trump rally for Britains war veterans - Trumpmania heading to a football stadium near you?

    02/12/2017 4:48:44 AM PST · by GonzoII · 22 replies
    Westmonster ^ | by Westmonster
    Plans are apparently underway for President Trump to headline a huge rally in the UK when he visits the country, with proceeds from the event going to a charity for British veterans who have served in the Armed Forces.
  • 64% of Brits now back Brexit

    02/12/2017 4:38:50 AM PST · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    Westmonster ^ | by Westmonster
    In an incredible endorsement of the Brexit process that the country is now undertaking, 64% of Brits now oppose the blocking of Brexit. The ComRes poll found that 64% of Brits disagreed that the Labour Party should try and block Brexit, with less than 1 in 4 agreeing.
  • North African Migrants Allegedly Rape Milan Schoolgirl in Broad Daylight on Commuter Train

    02/11/2017 12:16:12 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 11 Feb 2017 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    A 15-year-old schoolgirl was allegedly groped and raped by two North African migrants on the commuter train from Milan to Mortara Thursday afternoon. On Saturday morning, the girl was hospitalized with multiple bruises, a concussion and a broken rib, and police have launched a search for the assailants accused of aggravated assault and sexual assault. According to police reports, after schoolaround 4:00pmthe girl went to the Milan station of Porta Genova to catch the local commuter train home, sitting with a friend in the last carriage. When the friend got off the train at an earlier stop, the girl was...
  • Donald Trump's state visit to UK may be moved from London to Brexit heartland amid security concerns

    02/11/2017 6:02:58 PM PST · by sinsofsolarempirefan · 31 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 11 FEBRUARY 2017 | Christopher Hope
    Donald Trumps controversial state visit to Britain could move from London to the Midlands to allow the US President to address a mass rally and raise money for Armed Forces veterans. Ministers also say the trip could be delayed from June to July to coincide with Mr Trumps visit to the G20 summit of developed nations in Hamburg. Trump advisers and senior Foreign Office figures have discussed how to save the controversial visit. One idea, which has been suggested to the White House, is for President Trump to address a rally in Birmingham where the audience would pay to enter,...
  • UK woman Kimberley Taylor 'joins fight against IS'

    02/11/2017 11:09:38 AM PST · by simpson96 · 11 replies
    BBC.com ^ | 2/10/2017 | Emma Vardy
    A British woman who has travelled to Syria to fight so-called Islamic State has said she is willing to die in the battle against the militant group. (snip) For Kimmie Taylor, joining the Kurdish women is about much more than picking up a gun. She sees the YPJ female fighters as a beacon of hope for the world. Strong female comrades, battling for freedom, democracy, and equality, in the midst of a terribly troubled region where women have been raped, kidnapped and held as sex slaves. It is easy to see how one can be inspired. This is a revolution,...
  • Europe Election Report (UK Special, Dutch, French)

    02/11/2017 3:38:12 AM PST · by Nextrush
    2/11/2017 | Self
    Can the momentum of Brexit and Doanld Trump's election wins propel victories in the upcoming Dutch election (March 15th) or French presidential election (First Round April 23)? More on that later. But first there's a by election for the Stoke on Trent Central seat in the British House of Commons in 12 days (February 23rd). This may be a first test of momentum with UKIP's newly minted leader Paul Nuttall contesting the seat and with one poll showing him holding a ten percent lead. Stoke has traditionally been a Labour seat but UKIP came in second in the last general...
  • Man held at Gatwick Airport on suspicion of preparing terrorist act

    02/10/2017 3:26:29 PM PST · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Sky News ^ | 2/10/17
    A 44-year-old man from Hertfordshire has been arrested at Gatwick Airport on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts.Officers from the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command stopped the man after he disembarked from a flight from Iraq on Thursday.A statement from the Metropolitan Police said: "As a result of enquiries during the stop a decision was made to arrest the man under section five of the Terrorism Act - suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts.
  • British government cancels plan for Trump to addressParliament

    02/10/2017 12:12:10 PM PST · by detective · 72 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 10, 2017 | Yaron Steinbuch
    The British government has pulled the plug on a planned address by President Trump to the joint Houses of Parliament during a state visit, according to a report. Commons Speaker John Bercow this week said Trump should not be allowed to address Parliament because of his immigration ban, as well as the UKs opposition to racism and to sexism. Trumps controversial visit is expected to take place in late summer or early autumn with officials trying to avoid a formal snub by making sure he is not in London when Parliament is sitting, the Guardian reported.
  • Rochdale Rape Gang Set to Be Deported to Pakistan (maybe they'll decide to come to the U.S.?)

    02/10/2017 11:03:09 AM PST · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 10, 2017 | Liam Deacon
    Four members of a Muslim grooming gang look set to be deported after losing a legal battle to stop the government stripping them of their British citizenship. All four hold dual UK and Pakistani citizenship. Mr. Justice Bernard McCloskey, Britains most senior immigration judge, rejected their appeal against then Home Secretary Theresa Mays decision to take away their British nationality. Gang ringleader Shabir Ahmed, 64, has already lost an appeal against his possible deportation in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), during which he claimed his convictions were a conspiracy by police and members of the jury to scapegoat...
  • Jeremy Corbyn SNAPS at presenter and accuses BBC of promoting 'fake news'(UK's Labour Party leader)

    02/10/2017 3:31:43 AM PST · by protest1 · 6 replies
    The Daily Express ^ | Thu, Feb 9, 2017 | UPDATED: 10:04, Thu, Feb 9, 2017 | Cyrus Engineer
    Speaking to Charlie Stayt on BBC Breakfast, Mr Corbyn was asked: There is a story going about that you have set a date for when you are going to quit as Labour leader? Mr Corbyn replied: That is in the I made it up yesterday.com The 67-year-old said the report was absolute nonsense. Jeremy CorbynBBC Jeremy Corbyn accused the BBC of promoting fake news So your future as Labour leader is absolutely intact, you have not considered for a moment whether you as leader are damaging the party, Stayt asked again. A clearly vexed Mr Corbyn said: I am really...
  • Fat children are fuelling the NHS crisis, not the elderly, leading doctor claims

    02/09/2017 5:27:26 PM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/9/17 | Laura Donnelly
    Fat children, not the elderly, are fuelling the NHS crisis, a leading doctor has said. Lord McColl of Dulwich, a former surgeon, said "grotesque" changes to the nation's diet were putting needless pressures on health services. The intervention came as leaked documents showed Accident & Emergency patients in England experienced the worst month of delays this winter in the 13 years since the four-hour target was introduced. Provisional data passed to the BBC says a record number of patients spent longer than the target time waiting to be seen in A&E in January.
  • British PM May says Trump immigration order was wrong

    02/09/2017 9:38:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Feb 9, 2017 | 9:56am EST | William James, Kylie McLellan
    U.S. President Donald Trumps order temporarily banning entry to people from seven Muslim-majority countries is wrong and Britain does not plan to adopt a similar policy, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday.
  • Brexit vote: Theresa May wins Commons approval to trigger Article 50... (494 to 122)

    02/08/2017 4:48:57 PM PST · by markomalley · 68 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/8/17 | Laura Hughes, et al
    Remainers had hoped it would be the night when they finally made a dent in Theresa Mays Brexit plans as they put forward a bewildering array of new clauses and amendments to the Article 50 bill. Nine proposals in all, ranging from the rights of EU migrants to the opinions of the Gibraltar Government, were put to the vote, and one by one all nine proposals were thrown out by MPs. It was a flawless night for Theresa May, as the EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill was passed by 494 votes to 122 in its original, unamended form.
  • UK: Sharia court hands down sentence approving of honor killing

    02/07/2017 2:13:16 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | January 29, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    Meanwhile, in the U.S., Hamas-CAIR works energetically to block all measures outlawing sharia. If they continue, this will be Americas future. President Trump needs to revive the investigation and prosecution of Hamas-CAIR that Obama scuttled. ... A sinister British Sharia court and one girls tireless hunt for her fathers killer: How a brutal murder in Pakistan uncovered revenge killings in Lancashire, by Martin Sixsmith ... The Muslim council of elders, or Sharia court, listened intently as the plaintiff outlined his case. Hed been disrespected by a neighbour, he told them, and in such a small Pakistani community, people talk. As...
  • Swedish veteran cop rants about immigrant crimes on Facebook, ignites nationwide row

    02/07/2017 1:24:59 PM PST · by Mr Radical · 23 replies
    RT ^ | 7 Feb, 2017 | Anon
    A Swedish police investigator triggered a media tsunami with a Facebook post linking violent crimes with immigrants. Peter Springare received an outpouring of support from fellow officers and common Swedes, as well as some accusations of racism. Springare is a senior investigator at the serious crimes division at the rebro Police Department with 47 years under his belt. In the Saturday post he said what he was going to say would not be politically correct and that saying such things could harm an officers position or pay grade, but he was about to retire and didnt care.
  • Theresa May 'Made Joke About Size of Donald Trump's Hands'

    02/07/2017 11:59:08 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 07/02/2017
    The Prime Minister made light of photographs of her holding hands with the US president when she spoke to the Conservative Black and White Ball in London on Monday evening. SHARE The Daily Telegraph reported that in response to applause from Tory donors, Mrs May said: "Thank you very much for that wonderful reception. "I don't think I have received such a big hand since I walked down the colonnade at the White House." Mrs May and Mr Trump were pictured holding hands as they walked from the Oval Office to a press conference during last month's visit to the...
  • More than 800 guns seized in major counter-terror operation

    02/07/2017 10:49:35 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 2/6/2017 | Martin Evans
    More than 800 deadly firearms have been taken off the streets following a major operation by anti-terror police and officers from the National Crime Agency. During a month long operation to prevent terrorists and criminals getting their hands on illegal guns, officers also arrested almost 300 suspects. Among the weapons seized were 200 handguns, two machine guns, one sub-machine gun, 11 assault rifles, as well as 4,385 rounds of ammunition. Some of the weapons were seized from registered firearms dealers who had had their licenses revoked, while others are thought to have been smuggled into the UK from the continent.
  • RAF escorts Pakistan plane to Stansted

    02/07/2017 7:54:32 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 32 replies
    BBC ^ | February 7, 2017
    RAF jets escort Pakistan International Airlines plane to Stansted Airport This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.
  • BBC bias row as viewers criticise Newsnight for labelling John Bercow's anti-Trump speech...

    02/06/2017 6:03:48 PM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/6/17 | Sophie Jameson
    The BBC has raised eyebrows for its "lack of impartiality" in describing John Bercow's bid to stop Donald Trump speaking in Parliament as "magisterial". Current affairs programme Newsnight also set the Speaker of the Commons' comments, in which he accused the US president of racisim and sexism, to the soundtrack of the patriotic hymn Jerusalem. Ending Monday evening's show with a clip of Mr Bercow's speech, presenter Naga Munchetty said: "He was asked about the prospect of Donald Trump addressing Parliament during his upcoming state visit. The Speaker's response was typically magisterial."
  • Brussels Is Wrong On Guns

    02/06/2017 1:27:02 PM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 11 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 27, 2017 | Dr. John R. Lott
    Strict new European gun-control regulations will take another step on Thursday when a committee of the European Parliament votes on a set of measures. The Parliament and the European Commission already have agreed to the proposal in principle. Prompted by terrorist attacks in Paris and Copenhagen, these regulations would prohibit the civilian use of most semiautomatic firearms. As is typical of such laws, however, they will do nothing to prevent the kind of attacks being used to justify them. The proposed Firearms...
  • Trump will be barred from speaking in Parliament

    02/06/2017 12:41:25 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 131 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 6, 2017 | Adam Payne
    LONDON House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has announced that he intends to block US President Donald Trump from addressing Parliament when Trump visits the UK later this year. It is customary for visiting presidents to address MPs and members of the House of Lords in Westminster Hall when making state visits to Britain. As speaker of the House of Commons, however, Bercow is one of three people who has the authority to block visiting figures from doing this. The speaker said on Monday afternoon that addressing Parliament was an "earned honour" and not an invitation that came automatically...
  • Sadness: A clarinet legend has died (Gervase de Peyer)

    02/05/2017 9:19:00 AM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Slipped Disc ^ | February 4, 2017 | Norman Lebrecht
    We have been informed by close friends of the death of Gervase de Peyer, the foremost British clarinet player of his time. Gervase was 90. A founder of the Melos Ensemble, with whom he recorded extensively, Gervase was principal clarinet of the London Symphony Orchestra from 1956 to 1973. He was also a founder of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and an influential teacher.
  • George Carey blasts Trump protesters in London over hysterical attacks on President

    02/04/2017 11:41:44 PM PST · by granada · 12 replies
    the Daily Express, uk ^ | 00:01, Sun, Feb 5, 2017 | CAROLINE WHEELER AND CAMILLA TOMINEY, EXCLUSIVE
    FORMER Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey has called for the world to give Donald Trump a chance. In an extraordinary intervention, he accused the new US Presidents critics of a hysterical overreaction that poses a danger to the kind of constructive relationship we should have with the President. As thousands of protesters took to the streets of London yesterday to demand Prime Minister Theresa May end her collusion with the controversial US leader, the retired clergyman says that many dictators and tyrants beat Mr Trump to the title of worlds worst politician. Writing exclusively for the Sunday Express today he...
  • Donald Trump snub: US President could be denied Westminster Hall honour given to Barack Obama

    02/04/2017 8:19:51 PM PST · by markomalley · 41 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/4/17 | Ben Riley-Smith
    Donald Trump could be denied the honour of speaking in Parliament's oldest building when he visits Britain after parliamentary organisers privately voiced concern. The Sunday Telegraph understands that John Bercow, the Commons Speaker, has expressed worry about the backlash from MPs over Mr Trumps expected address. There are now plans to move any speech from Westminster Hall, created in the 11th century, to the Royal Gallery, built around 800 years later and currently covered in scaffolding. The move would be seen as a major snub to Mr Trump, given his predecessor Barack Obama addressed MPs and peers in Westminster Hall...
  • 'You're a walking disease, mate'

    02/04/2017 9:47:01 AM PST · by Salman · 16 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 25 November 2015 | Matilda Battersby
    Dating apps rarely encourage deep and meaningful communication but they are a minefield for people living with HIV as a series of real messages sent to gay men on Grindr reveals. The hurtful texts have been read out by HIV-positive men to highlight stigma, misunderstanding and ignorance around the virus. The messages, which include 'You're a walking disease, mate' and 'Sluts like you deserve it,' were sent to Grindr users and the Gay Men's Health Charity (GMFA) asked a group of HIV-positive models to read them out and react. ...
  • Confidence in the [British] economy hits 18 month high

    02/04/2017 1:52:07 AM PST · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    Westmonster ^ | February 4, 2017 | by Westmonster
    Confidence in the economy has hit an 18 month high, according to new research. The city firm, IHS Markit said its confidenceindex among UK firms (where scores above 50 show increasing levels of optimism about the upcoming year) rose from 68.9 in December to 71.1 in January. The new figure is the strongest score since August 2015...
  • High Court rejects new bid to block Brexit

    02/04/2017 1:39:29 AM PST · by GonzoII · 2 replies
    Westmonster ^ | February 3, 2017 | by Westmonster
    The attempt for another legal challenge to block Brexit has been rejectedby the High Court in what is good news for all of us who want to see the process moving forward. Pro-EU campaigners had argued that Parliament would have to legislate to take the UK out of the single market and the European Economic Area, but that argument has been rejected.
  • Rotherham sex abuse gang shout Allahu Akbar as they are jailed for total of 81 years (tr)

    02/03/2017 9:54:40 PM PST · by RightGeek · 31 replies
    The Sun ^ | 2/2/17 | Lauren Fruen
    VILE members of a Rotherham sex gang shouted Allahu Akbar today as the group were handed sentences totalling more than 80 years for their crimes. Six men were given sentences between 10 years and 20 after the court heard details of how two young girls were groomed and sexually abused in the South Yorkshire town between 1999 and 2001. There were emotional and chaotic scenes at Sheffield Crown Court after two of the defendants shouted Allahu Akbar as they were led from the dock. ... One woman who was was sexually exploited by a number of men in Rotherham...
  • Record numbers of cancer patients using crowdfunding to pay for private treatment not ...

    02/03/2017 7:46:15 PM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    The number of cancer patients turning to crowdfunding to pay for treatments not available on the NHS has soared, online donation platform JustGiving said. Cancer patients and their loved ones launched 2,348 appeals on the website last year compared to 304 in 2015 - a seven-fold increase, the figures obtained by BBC Radio 5 live reveal. The fundraisers generated 4,670,143 to help pay for private medical treatment at clinics in the UK and abroad, a significant rise from the 530,519 raised in 2015. Consultant oncologist Dr Clive Peedell described the number of patients bypassing the NHS as "very worrying" and...
  • Trump's top EU pick warns German media of 'seismic shift' in ties

    02/03/2017 4:33:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 3 February 2017 18:19 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Ted Malloch, President Donald Trumps reported choice of US ambassador to the EU, predicts seismic shifts in transatlantic ties and the blocs disintegration, in comments to a German news weekly published Friday. After last years Brexit vote for Britain to leave the EU, he told Der Spiegel that you can almost put any two letters in front of the word exit, suggesting any of the other 27 member states could be next. [] He said Trump preferred to deal bilaterally with European countries rather than the bloc as whole, adding that frankly, this also gives us the upper hand. He...
  • UK PM May Smacks Down Anti-Trump Socialist In House Of Commons Debate

    02/02/2017 7:02:31 PM PST · by Strac6 · 23 replies
    The video of PM May destroying the socialist fool is at the link. Please excuse my not posting the written words here, but it is so immensely better to her her speak in the debate in Commons, rather than to just read emotionless words on a page. It's reminiscent of Churchill and his "some chicken.... some neck" speech.
  • Supermarket worker convicted of planning to join terror group in Philippines

    02/02/2017 5:27:43 PM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    A supermarket worker who had copies of a bomb-making manual and bought flights and equipment to travel to fight with a group linked to Islamic State in the Philippines has been found guilty of terrorism offences. Ryan Counsell, of Russell Road, Forest Fields, Nottingham, was in the "advanced stages of planning" to visit a remote part of the south-east Asian country and had bought military equipment to "engage in combat or support an extremist group". SHARE The 28-year-old was convicted at London's Woolwich Crown Court of possessing documents containing terrorist information and engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts....